Hawaii conjures images of palm trees swaying on stunning beaches, but a waterpark may not be the first thing that comes to mind. While Hawaii boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and they are a must-visit, Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii waterpark is an entertaining destination that caters to kids and adults alike. It’s a perfect option to keep the little ones entertained, and if you’re looking to try something new, a visit to the waterpark is a great choice.
Nestled in the Kapolei area of Oahu’s Leeward side lies Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii – the sole waterpark on the island. While not particularly expansive in size, the park boasts a plethora of water-based activities, including thrilling slides and refreshing pools.
Our family had a thrilling day at Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii. Two twin grandkids, Sadi and Harper, aged 20 months, their 2-year-old cousin, Chase, and my grandsons, Dion (13) and Devon (8), accompanied us. Joy and excitement marked the entire day, and all of them enjoyed the outing immensely.
The little ones had a blast at the Keiki Kove, a water playground designed just for them! With gentle waterslides, sprays of refreshing water, and the ever-popular mushroom shower – this children’s splash zone had everything to keep them entertained.
Devon adored spending time at the Water World Playground. This excitement-filled oasis featured a colossal water bucket that would tip over whenever it filled up, along with an array of thrilling slides and aquatic recreational options.
Dion and the grown-ups relished their time on both the moderate and extreme rides, which included the exhilarating Tornado, Island Racers, and Waianae Coasters.
The Kapolei Kooler, a languid waterway winding through the park, was a beloved favorite of us all.
To ensure the best experience at Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii, here are some key things to keep in mind for your day.
To reach the destination:
To get to the airport from Waikiki, head west on H-1 for approximately 20 minutes. Then, take exit 1E and look for the parking lot entrance on the right-hand side of the road, towards the mountain.
To get back to the parking lot from the Ko’olina Resorts, which include Disney’s Aulani, take HI-93E, then head towards exit 1B to HI-93W in Makakilo. This route will lead you straight to the parking lot, which should be on your right.
Access for the general public comes at an affordable price of $49.99, with additional tax.
Admission for Juniors (below 42″) stands at $37.99 plus applicable taxes.
For seniors aged 65 and above, as well as handicapped individuals, the admission fee is $37.99 plus applicable taxes.
Kids aged 24 months and below get complimentary access.
Hawaii State or Military ID-holding locals are eligible for a discounted rate of $34.99 plus tax.
Avail the Ka’amaina Special until August 31, 2016, and enjoy discounted rates of $25 for adults and juniors by presenting a valid state ID, exclusively on Wednesdays.
Access to parking, special events, cabanas, lockers, personal tubes, mini-golf, and the flowrider is not included in the admission tickets.
Private cars are charged $8.
Prior to entering the park, your bags will be inspected; kindly note that outside edibles are prohibited. However, you are permitted to carry water with you.
The Windjammer Cafe boasts a diverse selection of fast food, albeit at a relatively steep price point for the quality offered. For instance, patrons can expect to pay $4.99 for a large soda, $6.99 for french fries and $9.47 for chicken fingers accompanied by fries.
Within the park premises, visitors can find carts vending lemonade, ice cream, and snacks. For those seeking alcoholic beverages, the Sweet Spot Flow Bar caters to adults, and a smoking area is located close by. One can indulge in some Dip ‘N’ Dots ice cream for $4.99 from the vending carts.
Guests can easily access lockers at the Guest Services Counter, located at the rear. You can rent lockers from nearby machines; a meager $13 covers a small locker that fits just a backpack, while a larger one that can house two backpacks costs $18. Personal tubes are also available from the counter for rent.
Be on the lookout for their ever-present specials! You can also purchase a season pass at the same cost as the General Admission. If you wish to include parking, mini-golf, and other activities, you may upgrade for an additional $25.